Category Archives: British History

Socialism and the Vampire: Comrades, Capitalists and Bloodsuckers

by Dr Dan Renshaw In May 1897 Constable and Co published a limited print run of a new novel by a London-based Irish theatre manager and occasional author named Bram Stoker.  Stoker had enjoyed moderate critical recognition with a series … Continue reading

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So that was International Women’s Day…

by Dr Jacqui Turner So yesterday was International Women’s Day and women were everywhere – literally we were all over the place, in the media, online, on TV and crowded around both front benches in the House of Commons as, … Continue reading

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Paid Research Opportunity for Students: History UROPs, Summer 2017

Are you interested in doing paid research over the summer? Do you want to expand your CV and skills? The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) scheme gives undergraduate students in the middle years of their degree (i.e. not first or … Continue reading

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LBGT History Month 2017: Oscar Wilde Vlog

by Jodie Larkin and Nikki Rai In accordance with LGBT+ history month, this vlog explores Oscar Wilde’s infamous stay in Reading Gaol (later HM Reading Prison). During the late nineteenth century, Wilde was at the height of success: hit wit, … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016: Victorian Plum Pudding

by Prof Kate Williams Christmas Pudding is when the British Christmas dinner becomes theatre – as the pudding is brought in, drenched in brandy and set alight – and the diners dive in to find the silver sixpence… But Christmas … Continue reading

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